The care and feeding of the soul is equally as important as the care and feeding of the body. Frequently, however, the soul languishes in a state of malnourishment, while the body is over-fed, over-indulged, and ingratiated. In fewer instances, it is the body that is malnourished and weakened, while the soul flourishes. Personally, I was one of those whose body always was well-fed and over-indulged, not in the extreme, but certainly in a manner that befit a well-heeled New York attorney.
Today, I find myself on the front line of a fierce battle, one whose ferocity I never could have imagined, and which is waging unknown to the vast majority of people. They assume that this is normal, everyday life, and are oblivious to the agents of destruction circling them, and waiting for an opportunity to strike a deadly blow. Even if that deadly blow were struck, they might continue to assume that it was mere life, perhaps life at its worst, but life nonetheless. A few years ago, the only description I could fathom was that the church was comatose on the battlefield. Sadly, years later, that description still rings true. But thankfully, the Lord God Almighty still reigns.
Rebekah Isaac is the author of The 21st Century Disciple: A Manifesto For Change. See http://www.RebekahIsaac.us.